2020 Twin Cities Independence Day & 4th of July Events

Do you have a Independence Day Go-To Plan? Or do you like to switch things up each year? Since I didn’t grow up here, I like to check out different festivals each year.

We’ve collected several ideas for celebrating Independence Day as a family. If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please drop us a line via our contact form. Thanks!

These are 2019 dates, but we’ll have 2020 dates in plenty of time to plan your July 4th Holiday!


Downtown Riverfront: Minneapolis Red White & Boom Music, movie, family events and fireworks at dusk. 7/4, 6-10pm, FREE

Fuller Park: Tangletown 4th of July Picnic and Parade
Parade begins at Washburn High School and ends at Fuller Park – decorate your bikes, strollers to participate; entertainment, games, prizes, and food. (If you want to be in the parade arrive at the high school by 9:30 am). Not everything is free, but all-inclusive wristbands can be purchased in advance or at the event for $8/pp. 7/4, 10am-1:30pm

Mill City Museum: Fourth of July Fireworks
Enjoy the chance to view the Minneapolis Red, White and Boom Fourth of July fireworks from the museum’s Koch Observation Deck! 7/4,10:30pm, $35/pp. 2019 is now SOLD OUT.


CHS Field: Saints v. Lincoln Saltdogs – Fireworks Super Show
Independence Day Celebration with post-game fireworks super show and Monster Food Truck Rally. 7/3, 6:05pm, $8/pp & up

Historic Fort Snelling: Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the early 1800s way – witness a mock battle, hear the roar of cannon salutes, watch military dress parades, enjoy military fife and drum music, enjoy interactive stations, and try your hand at historic games. 7/4/19, 10am-5pm, $12/adults; $6/kids over 5

Langford Park: 4th of July at Langford Park
Picnic, parade, fun run, music, pony rides, speeches, volleyball, horseshoes, tennis, games and more! 7/4/19, 11am-4pm, FREE.


Anoka: Anoka Fireworks | Castle Field & George Green Park
Games, music and fireworks. 7/3/19, 4-10pm, FREE

Elk River: Farmer’s Fourth of July | Oliver Kelley Farm
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn, visit the spring farm babies, join in 19th-century games such as town ball, sample ice cream and listen to rousing speeches. 7/4/19, 10am-5pm, $12/adults; $6/kids


Coon Rapids: Coon Rapids 4th of July | Coon Rapids Ice Center
Parade, carnival and fireworks. 7/2/19-7/4/19, FREE

Forest Lake: Forest Lake 4th of July
Carnival & entertainment each day; parade, reading of the Declaration of Independence and fireworks on the 4th. 7/4/19, FREE

Maplewood: Maplewood Light it Up | Hazelwood Park
Family Fun activity station with Z Puppets, music, inflatables & fireworks. 7/4/19, 4-10pm, FREE

Roseville: Rosefest Party in the Park | Roseville’s Central Park
Carnival activities, inflatable fun, puppet shows, live music all day and fireworks at 10pm. 7/4/19,
1pm-10pm, FREE

Osceola WI: Fireworks Express | Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway
7/3/19, 7:30pm, $20/pp (Tends to sell out)

Stillwater: Stillwater 4th of July Fireworks | Lowell Park
Music, cannons and fireworks. 7/4/19, FREE

White Bear Lake: White Bear Lake Fireworks – Manitou Days | Memorial Beach
7/4/19, 8pm-11pm, FREE


Afton: Afton 4th of July Parade and Celebration | Main Street
7/3/19-7/4/19, FREE

Apple Valley: Apple Valley Freedom Days
Carnival, Music in the Park, Family Fun Night on Monday, July 3rd. 6/27/19-7/4/19, FREE

Eagan: Eagan July 4th Funfest | Eagan Community Center festival grounds
Parade, carnival, music and fireworks (carnival begins 7/3). 7/3/19-7/4/19, 10am-midnight, FREE

Lakeville: Pan-O-Prog Fireworks | Lakeville North High School
Live music, inflatables, temp tattoos, photo booth, and concessions. Bring chairs or blankets. Fireworks at dusk. 7/4/19, 6-10:30pm, FREE

Woodbury: Woodbury’s Hometown Celebration | HealthEast Sports Center
Kidzone and food vendors open at 6pm, FlashMob! plays from 7-10pm, fireworks at 10pm. FREE


Bloomington: Bloomington Summer Fete | Normandale Lake Park
Carnival, live music and fireworks at dusk. 7/3/19, 5-10pm, FREE admission

Chanhassen: Chanhassen’s 4th of July Celebration | City Center Park
Parade, carnival and fireworks. 7/2/19-7/4/19, FREE admission

Delano: Delano 4th of July Celebration | 559 North River Street
Minnesota’s oldest and largest Fourth of July celebration, includes parade, carnival and fireworks. 7/3/19-7/6/19, FREE admission

Eden Prairie: Eden Prairie 4th of July Hometown Celebration | Round Lake Park
Inflatables, chalk art, kids beach party, carnival, music and fireworks. 7/3/19-7/4/19, FREE admission

Edina: Edina 4th of July Parade | Edina City Hall
Parade 10am, Sousa Memorial Band 8:45 & fireworks at Roseland Park, 10pm. 7/4/19, FREE

Excelsior: Lake Minnetonka 4th of July | Excelsior Commons Park
A full day of activities and fireworks at dusk. 7/4/19, 9am-10pm, FREE

Prior Lake: Rock and Rockets | Mystic Lake Casino
Live music, food trucks and fireworks. 7/4/19, 5-10:30pm, FREE admission

Richfield: Richfield 4th of July Celebration | Veterans Memorial Park
Community and family focused events that offer something for everyone — Family Night, car show, street dance, parade, music, and fireworks. 7/4/19, FREE admission

Shakopee: Shakopee Happy Birthday America Parade | Lions Park
Popsicles and entertainment to follow. 6/28/19, 10:30am

  • Canterbury Park: Live Horse Racing & Fireworks Encore
    Fireworks display on both July 3 and July 4. Enjoy fun Independence Day activities, live music from Boogie Wonderland and the excitement of live racing. 4-10:45pm, $7-$9 General Admission

  • SandVenture Aquatic ParkCelebrate the Red, White & Blue
    Half-off admission all day on 7/4/19, 11am-4pm, $2.50-$3.50/pp
  • The Landing: Independence Day 1889
    Join a parade, play yard games and churn ice cream. Watch historic baseball and listen to a live brass band. 7/4/19, 10am-5pm, $8/adults; $5/kids over 2

St Louis Park: St. Louis Park July 4th Fireworks Celebration | Aquila Park
Concessions, vendors, live music and fireworks. 7-11pm, FREE admission

Independence Day At Home

The Fourth of July is just a warm-up for all the fun family festivals taking place in the Twin Cities throughout the month. Check out our list of them here!

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